S.A.V.E. Curriculum with Cloud County Community College, Geary County Campus

Certificates offered at 16, 30, and 60 hours of Agricultural classes completed.

*This class transfers to other colleges as a course equivalent

**This class transfers as an elective to other colleges

College core requirements for certificates and degrees:

MA 105 Survey of Mathematics (online), prior college math credit or test out – 3hr

CM 120 Survey of Technical Writing (online), prior college writing credit or test out – 3hr

Agriculture Core

AG 127 Agriculture Science** - 4hr

AG 132 Agriculture Management** - 3hr

AG 136 Agriculture Law – 2hr

AG 217 Farm Computer Application I* - 3hr

AG 220 Cooperative Education Internship** - 1 to 4hr

Specialty Areas (Select One):

Commercial Horticulture:

AG 150 Introduction to Horticulture* - 4hr

AG 240 The Horticulture Industry* - 3hr

AG 241 Commercial Productions of Fruit & Vegetables* - 3hr

SAV 402 GAPs training and licensure – TBD

Agriculture Business:

AG 130 Principles of Agricultural Economics* - 3hr

AG 134 Agricultural Marketing* - 3hr

AG 217 Farm Computer Application I* - 3hr

Agronomy (Crops):

Ag 101 Plant Science* - 4hr

AG 102 Introduction to Plant Pest Control** - 3hr

AG 103 Plant & Soils for Crop Production** - 3hr

AG 104 Soils* - 4hr

Financial Aid, GI Bill, Voc Rehab, Scholarships, and Part Time Employment available for assistance

Animal Science:

AG 111 Animal Management** - 3hr

AG 115 Animal Science* - 3hr

AG 116 Principles of Feeding* - 3hr

AG 128 Animal Health & Nutrition* - 3hr

AG 139 Farm Animal Reproduction* - 4hr

AG 166 Fundamentals of Livestock Nutrition* - 3hr

Biotechnology:

AG 127 Agriculture Science for Agri-Biotechnology** - 4hr

AG 147 Lab Methods in Agri-Biotechnology** - 4hr

AG 160 Introduction to Biotechnology** - 3hr

AG 236 Molecular Biology for Agri-Biotechnology – 4hr

AG 237 Integrated Organic &Biochemistry for Agri-Biotechnology** - 5hr

AG 250 Introduction to Genetic Engineering* - 4hr

Environmental Science:

AG 105 Range Management* - 3hr

AG 108 Environmental Quality* - 3hr

AG 109 Environmental Quality Lab* - 1hr

AG 170 Wildlife Management** - 3hr

SC 146 Environmental Science & Conservation* - 3hr

Precision Agriculture:

AG 255 Precision Ag Hardware** - 3hr

AG 256 Precision Ag Software** - 3hr

AG 257 Precision Ag Machine Data Management** - 3hr

AG 299 CDL: Maps, Log Books & D.O.T. Regulations – 1hr

AG 300 Commercial Driver’s License – 1hr

Optional Electives:

Any class in one of the previous specialty areas provided

SS 106 Marriage and Family* - 3hr

BE 139 Basic Personal Finance – 1hr

MG 102 Small Business Management* - 3hr

BE 160 Business Accounting (or equivalent)* - 3hr

AG 155 Comparative Agriculture (Farm & Ag Business Tours) – 1 to 4hr

                                                                                                     MATC

Tentative Schedule
Auto Tech Maintenance runs Monday – Thursday from 8 am – 2 pm
Welding courses run Monday – Thursday from 6 am – 12pm


COURSE 2019-2020                                                                   TUITION             LAB FEE              CR HR FEE
AMT 109 Intro to Automotive Technology 2 SCH                  360.00                    50.00                  120.00
WLD 100 Welding Safety/OSHA 10 2 SC                                  360.00                    25.00                  120.00
WLD 116 Fabrication 1 SCH                                                        180.00                  100.00                  60.00
WLD 140 Intro to SMAW 3 SCH                                                  540.00                  75.00                  180.00
WLD 150 Intro to GMAW 3 SCH                                                 540.00                  75.00                   180.00

Course Descriptions
AMT 109 Intro to Automotive Technology 2 SCH
This course is an introduction to automotive technology as it relates to safety, tools, and history. Topics covered include safety and pollution training, proper tool usage, lift safety, chemical safety, decoding VIN numbers, a brief history of the automobile, and using service information.

WLD 100 Welding Safety/OSHA 10 2 SCH
Through a variety of classroom and/or lab learning and assessment activities, students in this course will explain job/site safety and precautions for job/site hazards; determine the uses of personal protective equipment (PPE); identify the safety equipment and procedures related to safe work practices and environment; identify fire prevention and protection techniques; explore Hazardous Communications (HazCom) including Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

WLD 116 Fabrication 1 SCH
To provide knowledge for the welder and fitter to become familiar with the types of set-up tools and their use and to locate and align parts according to design specifications for the completed weldment.

WLD 140 Intro to SMAW 3 SCH
Through classroom and/or lab/shop learning and assessment activities, students in this course will: describe the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process (SMAW); demonstrate the safe and correct set up of the SMAW workstation; associate SMAW electrode classifications with base metals and joint criteria; demonstrate proper electrode selection and use based on metal types and thicknesses; build pads of weld beads with selected electrodes in the flat position; build pads of weld beads with selected electrodes in the horizontal position; perform basic SMAW welds on selected weld joints; and perform visual inspection of welds.

WLD 150 Intro to GMAW 3 SCH
Through classroom and/or shop/lab learning and assessment activities, students in this course will: explain gas metal arc welding process (GMAW); demonstrate the safe and correct set up of the GMAW workstation.; correlate GMAW electrode classifications with base metals and joint criteria; demonstrate proper electrode selection and use based on metal types and thicknesses; build pads of weld beads with selected electrodes in the flat position; build pads of weld beads with selected electrodes in the horizontal position; produce basic GMAW welds on selected weld joints; and conduct visual inspection of GMAW welds.

Golden Prairie Honey Farms (GPHF)

Woodworking training including the building of livestock sheds and beehives occurs at the farm production site, 8859 Green Valley Drive, Unit 4, Manhattan, KS. 1 week of training occurs immediately after the MATC training. Beekeeping training also occurs at this site and for those who wish to learn at the apprentice, journeyman, and master levels, training occurs at the SAVE/Golden Prairie apiaries and in the honey production center.

 

SAV 201 Woodworking – TBD

Beekeeping

            SAV 101 Apprentice – 3hr

            SAV 102 Journeyman – 3hr

            SAV 101 Master – 4hr

 

Kansas State University (KSU)

Workshops and tours occur on the Kansas State University Student Farm and other facilities periodically throughout the year.

Farm Tours

SAVE sponsors farm tours most every Friday during the growing season, in order to familiarize students/participants with a diverse variety of agribusiness operations and methods. Participants visit local crop or animal farms and agribusiness programs. The participants receive informative tours at a wide variety of farming and ranching operations, as well as supportive agricultural industries.  Tour program intent is to immerse participants into as many such programs as are available/ possible during the Tour season, find ag-resources and support, explore networking opportunities, learn about available funding/grants, learn about internship possibilities, and establish connections with similar organizations in attendee’s home state. Tour goals include participant exposure to KS producers who can well articulate their operation with details about production, costs, gains, time-frames, equipment requirements, lessons learned, and possible veteran mentoring/ succession. 

Special Programs

Students will receive certificates or licenses to enable success on the farm in the following areas:

 

Commercial (DL) driver’s license

Certification to apply chemicals

Certification for food processing

Fencing: planning and installation

Tree and brush clearing – use of chainsaws and trimming equipment

Building of pole barns and sheds

 

Online Learning

Online courses will be limited, but the offerings will expand over time. Speak with your SAVE personnel for more questions

SAVE Student Manual and Course Catalog

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